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as the candidates try to build on wednesday's debate mitt romney changes course on his criticism of americans who pay no income taxes. i said something that was completely wrong. >> meningitis outbreak. health officials rush to alert patients who may have been exposed to the tedly disease that's killed five people in sickened dozens more. >> i don't want this thing in my body. i feel like i want a cleanser. i want it out. get out of my body. >> and bin laden drama. a tv movie about the raid that killed osama bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news"
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for friday, october 5, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is changing his tune about those controversial remarks concerning 47% of americans. last may speaking at a florida fundraiser romney said 47% of americans paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney work to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mitt romney is trying to prolong the momentum
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that he got from that debate, president obama is seemed determined to make up for lost ground. romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the. campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president why it is the next four years will be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that chang when he returned to the campaign trail. >> i almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and his position was so different from what he said in the past he didn't recognize who he was debating. >> whoever was on stage last night doesn't want to be held
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accountable for what mitt romney has been saying in the last year. >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. yes we do. >> reporter: biden said the super wealthy needs to pay more. romney says that will kill jobs. another wild card in this race comes later this morning. the government releases its september unemployment report. experts see that jobless rate rising from the current 8.1%. >> we'll be talking about that a little later. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. word this morning that a rare but deadly meningitis outbreak has the potential to get bigger. it's possible thousands of people are at risk. so far at least 35 people in six states have contracted the fungal meningitis. five have died. the shots behind the disease were shipped to 23 states. it's unclear how many people received injections. in tennessee 1,000 people
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received the tainted shots. >> honest to goodness, i became more and more frightened. >> reporter: on monday sue learned she might have been infected by the fung just in the steroids given for back pain. >> what symptoms are you told to look out for. >> headaches, neck pain. vomiting. dizziness. a lot of flu-like symptoms. >> those could be -- >> could be anything. >> reporter: she was one more of 700 patients who received injections at clinics affiliated with saint thomas hospital in nashville. >> i don't want this thing in my body. i feel like i want a cleanser. i want to pull it out. get out of my body. >> we're all worried. likely so. we told them all this is very serious. >> reporter: this doctor has examined 19 people who received injections. he saw three new meningitis
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cases today. the company has received safety warnings from the fda in the past. one time for mislabelling a drug. the cdc is investigating how the drug became contaminated. by injecting the tainted steroid into the lower back the fungus can travel through the spinal fluid to the brain. it takes one to four weeks for meningitis symptom to appear. >> the hospital alerted more than 700 who has received. do you expect to see more. >> can't tell you at this point whether we're at the beginning, middle or in the end. hopefully at the end but probably in the middle. >> reporter: sue, the patient we spoke with said she does not blame the hospital where she received that injection. we learned that 17,000 doses have been recalled. so far there's no word as to how
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many of those were administered. seth jones, cbs news, nashville, tennessee. >> overseas a team of fbi investigators visited the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya collected evidence and left after about 12 hours. the fbi has been trying to reach benghazi since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereign ti of its neighbors. if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and
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reinstalled. cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crumplinging jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the boj announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng added half of a percent. today we get the latest snapshot on jobs. the labor department says on thursday that weekly unemployment applications were up by 4,000 last week, that's a level consistent with only modest hiring, some economists expect today's report will show a slight increase in unemployment. the jobs data report yesterday gave the stock market a lift the dow jones industrials average closed 80 points higher on thursday while the nasdaq was up 14 points. mortgage rates decline for a second consecutive week,
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mortgage buyer freddie mac said on thursday the 30 year loan fell to three and 1/3 percent. the drop in mortgage rates has been fueled by the federal reserve buying mortgage bonds. samsung is reporting a record quarterly profit. strong sales of smart phones and high end televisions drove profits to 7.3 billion. that's 21% higher from the second quarter. analysts expect samsung's profits to decrease in the coming quarters due to a rise in market spending. and facebook says it now has 1 billion monthly users. that's double the 500 million users reached two years ago and nearly half of the total number of internet users in the world. but facebook has growing competition with services from google and twitter and its stock
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trades around $21 well below it's $38 ipo. you would think with a billion users you got to find some way to make some money. >> yeah. that's the next challenge. have a good weekend. coming up, hollywood and politics, a tv movie on the raid that killed osama bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the morning news. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people, like you, are choosing advil® because it helps you keep doing what you love. no wonder it's america's #1 selling pain reliever. you took action, you took advil®. and we thank you.
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before the election. >> it is osama bin laden. code game is geronimo. >> the raid on osama bin laden will be shown on the national geographic channel. bin laden's death has been a key point in president obama's re-election bid. the national geographic channel said the decision to run the movie was not politically motivated. federal agents arrested dozens of medical professionals in a nationwide sweep of alleged medicare sweep. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: the medicare fraud strike force took aim at 91 defendants including doctors and nurses in one of the largest health care fraud busts. arrests were made in baton rouge, brooklyn, chicago, dallas, houston, los angeles and miami. the charges involve allege treatment and services that were eater medically unnecessary or in some cases never actually
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provided. the u.s. attorney general says the fraud amounts to nearly $430 million in false billings. >> the total includes over $to 30 million in home health care fraud, more than $100 million in mental health care fraud and approximately $49 million in ambulancing transportation fraud. >> reporter: prosecutors say alpha ambulance in los angeles is responsible for the whopping transportation fraud, four top people in the company were arrested. >> can someone there speak to us about the four that were arrested from your business? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: according to the indictment two of the defendants instructed employees here at alpha ambulance to document a reason for runs even if one did not exist. >> medicare and medicaid fraud not only robs taxpayers, it also jeopardizes the future of the program that more than 100 million americans depend on every day. >> reporter: the government says it's working hard to prevent fraud. new penalties could mean 20 to
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50 years in prison for the largest offenses. convicted killer bruce davis a former or follower of mass murderer charles manson has been granted parole. bruce davis has been serving a life sentence in a california prison since 1972 for the deaths of two men. it was his 27th appearance before the parole board. he didn't participate in the 1969 murders of actress sharon tate and six others. the parole recommendation must be finalized by the state. >> a vicious attack in a south carolina courtroom was caught on video. the defendant had been sentenced to 5 years in jail for robbery and assault when he turned aand punched his attorney. the lawyer suffered a busted lip and sore jaw and because of that the judge added an extra six months to williams sentence for contempt of court. not the smartest thing to do. up next we'll have your weather
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forecast and in sports, the arizona cardinals try to improve 5-0 in the city they once called home but the rams had other plans.
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let's check your national forecast. most of the northeast will be dry as will much of the south. showers and thunderstorms are expected across florida, southern georgia and eastern carolinas. freeze warnings are up for parts of the northern and central states. snow showers are likely for much of colorado. warm from southwest oregon to southern new mexico. in sports this morning the arizona cardinals look to go 5-0 for the first time since 1974. the cards back in their old town to face the rams. first part of the game, bradford, a touchdown. bradford goes deep to givens for a 52-yard strike. the rams win 17-3 and stop the cardinals winning streak. college football, usc visiting utah for the first time in 95 years. second play of the game. utah returns a fumble for a touchdown.
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usc falls after making a return. helped off the field and later in the second quarter he returns to make a touchdown grab. back in the end zone the 13th rank trojans win 38-28. the national hockey league is cancelling games because of a lockout. the nhl wiped out the first two weeks of the regular season which was set to begin next thursday. the two sides are at odds over how to split the nhl's $3 billion in revenue. former boston red sox pitcher curt schilling may have to part ways with that bloody sock he wore during the 2004 world series run. he's on the hook for millions of dollars after he guaranteed loans to his now bankrupt video game company. schilling was wearing it when he took to the mound in 2004 world series just days after having surgery on his ankle. it became a symbol of the red sox first championship in 86 years. it's now on loan to the baseball hall of fame.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. mostly sunny in washington 82 degrees. mostly sunny in atlanta 84. rain in st. louis, 54 degrees. denver 48. seattle 67 degrees. breaking news this morning out of israel. authorities say an american tourist has opened fire at a hotel killing at least one person and it happened in the red sea resort city of eilat. "the tourist" fired several shots. the suspect's identity and
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motive for the attack are unknown. police in canada seized hundreds of barrels of maple syrup that were stolen. the barrels were discovered in a warehouse in new brunswick. they are valued at more than $30 million was stolen. people will steal anything. no suspects have been arrested. in britain they are celebrating two golden nerves. first the beatles first single marks a milestone. ♪ it was 50 years ago today "love meadow" was released in britain. it peaked to 7 on the british charts but the band's first hit. it wouldn't debut until 1963. >> bond. james bond. >> also 50 years ago today the debut of the james bond film franchise, the movie "dr. no." there's been 22 movies in the
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f. r. i. d. a. y.. you made id to friday. good morning, i'm mike hydeck, it's october 5th. >> and i'm andrea roane andrea roane, she welcome -- jessica doyle, i'm in for andrea roane.
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she'll be back monday. >> and howard bernstein is here with your weather first. >> beautiful day ahead. a decent start to the weekend and a not so decent finish. saturday is going to be the better day. here's a look at the day planner, outside right now it's gorgeous, generally clear skies and great visibility this morning. temperature in town still 64 and a lot of 50s in the suburbs this morning. by noon 77 with a high of 83 degrees. it is going to be a fantastic afternoon. satellite and radar few high clouds down to the northern neck, spoke to bill he said we have a couple of clouds out there this morning. otherwise a quiet start. with just a touch of fog out to warrenton. culpeper 54 and on the bay still 67 in annapolis and la plata 55. this afternoon a beauty. maybe one of the last really great days of the year. high temperature today 83 in town and maybe holding 79 in
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hagerstown. mike back to you. i'll take it howard. thank you. we begin with a look at the latest from -- is beverly farmer there? >> hey, i-270 yes we're here and ready to roll this friday morning. south on 270 out of frederick. overnight road work not costing you much time. it looks great here into hyattstop and continuing south into the beltway. so that's reopened now. travel virginia 66, you're off to a great start making your way east into markham. heading into manassas getting into fair oaks vienna falls church, no early issues there. the 95 and 395 corridors no incidents. ongoing accident on a stretch of glebe road just south of route 1 near mount vernon avenue. next timesaver traffic sat 4:39. mike, jessica back to you. we start with a look at the latest from the campaign trail this morning.
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mitt romney's 47% comment was nowhere found in the first presidential debate. >> it made its we back into the campaign last night in an interview. susan mcginnis has the story. >> reporter: mitt romney now says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however last night romney told fox news now and then, you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two
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debates. president obama held back from attacking romney but that changed on the campaign trail. >> almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and said he didn't even recognize who he was debating. >> whoever it was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real mitt romney's been saying for the last year. >> reporter: and again, vice president biden gave the romney campaign another nugget to jump on. >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what? yes, we do. >> reporter: biden says the superwealthy need to pay more in taxes. romney says that would kill jobs. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> jobs will be the focus of both candidates today when the labor department released the september jobs report later this morning. 91 people in seven cities
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